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PDFWAC 388-03-172

What procedures must the department follow if it denies or revokes my certification or authorization status?

Except for current DSHS employees in designated bilingual positions, if it is alleged that you have committed any of the acts listed in WAC 388-03-170, before denying or revoking your certification or authorization status, the department must:
(1) Have received an official request from the entity that contracts with you to have your certification/authorization status revoked;
(2) Have received the findings of the investigation conducted by the authorized entity or the entity that contracts with you. You must be interviewed as part of the investigation process. The findings of the investigation must include definite conclusions about the alleged violation(s);
(3) Within thirty days of receiving the official revocation request and investigation findings, send you written notification regarding the final decision of your certification or authorization status. The department's notification must be sent to you by certified mail; and
(4) Remove your name from the department's database and the published online searchable list of certified/authorized interpreters/translators, if your certification/authorization status has been revoked.
(5) If a revocation request is made by a third party while the investigation of an allegation described in subsection (2) of this section is not readily feasible, the department retains the right and authority to preliminarily deny or revoke a certification or authorization status pending completion of the investigation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.025, 74.08.090, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and 45 C.F.R. Section 80.3 (b)(2). WSR 15-07-008, § 388-03-172, filed 3/6/15, effective 4/6/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 2.43.010, 74.04.025, and 74.08.090. WSR 00-06-014, § 388-03-172, filed 2/22/00, effective 3/24/00.]
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